First Steps to Math Success
Guidance for Teaching Mathematics in Transitional Kindergarten
Posted: June 30, 2023
Approved by the Board of Directors on June 26, 2023.
As districts and schools plan to expand Universal Prekindergarten, creating the conditions to support joyful, robust foundational learning in mathematics will be a primary focus. That said, leaders and partners must be mindful that learning and discovering can change dramatically as children develop from ages 48 to 72 months. First Steps to Math Success: Guidance for Teaching Mathematics in Transitional Kindergarten describes the components of a strong mathematical classroom for our youngest learners. This guidance document was developed by a workgroup as part of the CISC Mathematics Subcommittee. The workgroup acknowledges the California Early Math Initiative, the State Board of Education staff, the CISC Math Subcommittee, members of the County Office Early Care and Education programs, and CISC Executive Committee for their guidance in creating this document.